Do you think blogging is a good career for you? If yes. Then you must start today and begin your blogging journey. In the case of blogging, an early start is a better start. So, you must not waste your time by just thinking about starting a blog.
Well, in this article I am going to show a step-by-step guide to start your blogging career with Bluehost.
The answer to this question could many logical statements. Here is one, Bluehost is one of the most recommended Hosting providers for beginners to start blogging. I won’t take you very deep into “why Bluehost?” because it is a step-by-step guide to start your blogging career with Bluehost.
So, let us start with our step-by-step guide.
The very first step of grabbing anything from a shop is to visit the shop. So, the shop for the Bluehost hosting is Blueshost.com. Type this URL in your URL bar or search Bluehost in any search engine. Avoid this, I made this easy for you, just click the link above or here.
After clicking the link, you would see a webpage like in the Image
On this webpage, as you can see, there is a button over there with text written as “Get Started”. Clicking the link, you would be redirected to a new webpage with various plans of Bluehost. Our step No. 2 starts on that webpage.
There are 4 plans for Bluehost hosting. As you are a beginner and starting a new blog for the first time, I would recommend you to chose the Basic Plan. But remember, this plan can only host one website. If your budget allows, choose plus plan as it may host multiple sites.
When you made up your mind about which plan has to choose, click on the green button which reads Select. Clicking this button, you will be redirected to a new webpage. We will discuss the details in the next step of the step-by-step guide to starting your blogging career with Bluehost.
Step no. 3 of this guide is to set up your domain.
Well, at this step you would have 3 options
Every plan of Bluehost comes with a free domain. So, you can freely create a new domain. You can follow our Domain creation guide here to create a brandable and searchable domain. I would recommend you choose this option.
If you already have a domain and do not want to create one, choose the other option.
As mentioned earlier, if you already have a domain then just type your domain name in the type box and press the next button.
If you neither want to create a new domain nor setting up the existing one, you have an option to skip this step for later. For this, you would find the link below the box. Just click the link and skip the step.
Pressing the next button, you will be at a new webpage that is our step no. 4 of this guide to start your blogging career with Bluehost.
On this page, you will find a text form that would collect your account info. Fill out all the data correctly and proceed to the next step.
After filling out the account information, you will be asked for payment info.
Here, you will be asked to fill out your credit card information. Don’t hesitate to fill out your credit card information, it is a secure payment, no need to be afraid.
What if I don’t have a Credit Card?
Don’t worry, Bluehost has other options too. The other option is PayPal where you can pay by using your debit cards too.
Well, this payment option is for US and international users. You may find more options for your country specifics too.
Fill out your desired payment option and click Submit. By submitting your form, you will be at a new page.
Our step number 6 of the step-by-step guide to starting your blogging career with Bluehost is picking up the packages of your choice.
Well, in most cases this package option you will find before filling out your payment info.
Bluehost provides a variety of choices to their customers. Following are the list of the choices you could make
Apart from the plans, Bluehost gives Package Extra (Optional) that includes…
All these packages extra are optional, it is up to you whether you choose it or not.
Select one of these options provided and proceed further.
When you successfully selected your package, Bluehost will ask you to set a password for your account. At this step of the step-by-step guide to start your blogging career with Bluehost, you will have to set up your password for the Bluehost account for security reasons.
Create your password and proceed further to step 8.
After Creating your password, you will be asked to log in to your Bluehost account. Login to your Bluehost account.
The 9th step of this guide to start your blogging career with Bluehost is naming your Website.
Give a name to your site and set a tagline. Select whether you are creating a blog or an online store? choose accordingly and then press the continue button.
At this step select what kind of site you want to create and select as per your choice. After your final selection press, continue to the Theme Selection Button.
At this step, you will be asked to choose a theme. There are various options of themes to be selected at the Bluehost dashboard. Choose any for now.
After selecting the theme, you will be redirected to the Bluehost cPanel. From here you can directly go to your WordPress Dashboard.
There are many other options too on this cPanel page. You can explore it on you own.
From the Bluehost cPanel, you will be redirected to your WordPress dashboard. At the dashboard, you will find a variety of other tools.
This dashboard is actually your website’s back page where you will do your actions to set up your site.
As mentioned earlier in this article, Bluehost is one of the most recommended hosting providers. This Step by step guide to starting your career with Bluehost will help you out in creating a new blog.